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sunday. civilians included women and children. and secretary of state hillary clinton announced that nations have pledged $16 billion in civilian aid for afghanistan. but for the first time there is a string attached to the afghan government must reduce corruption to receive all that money. clinton also talked about the uprising in syria saying the regime's days are numbered. a battle could be looming between president obama and lawmakers over tax cuts. later today the president will call for a one-year extension of the bush tax cuts for individuals making less than ye. the president will urge cuts though, those earning above that level to expire at the end of the year. that is according to a campaign official who spoke to abc news. we have seen this fight before. the whole benchmark of $250,000. see how it plays out on capitol hill. something tells me they may argue about it. just a hunch. >> they may argue within the democratic party. nancy pelosi and bill clinton are against this 100%.
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>> exactly. to the presidential race where democrats are stepping up the pressure on mitt romney to explain his finances. >> this follows new reports that romney's personal worth may top $250 million. amy walter is following the campaign and has the latest. good morning, amy. >> reporter: paula, rob. house speaker john boehner said voters don't need to love mitt romney to vote for him because this election isn't a referendum on mitt romney it is a referendum on president obama and the economy. >> it is another kick in the gut to middle-class families. the president's policies have clearly not been successful. in reigniting this economy, in putting people back to work. >> reporter: while voters don't need to fall in love with mitt romney, they do need to actually like him or at least not dislike him. and there is some fresh evidence right now that democratic attacks on mitt romney are starting to get traction, especially in some of the battleground states. there are new calls this weekend
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by republicans for a stronger push back from mitt romney on some of these attacks. they say they want to see a more active and strong response from mitt romney anytime that democrats try to define him. back to you, paula, rob. >> thank you, amy. senator dick durbin talking about romney, the first and only candidate for president, with a swiss bank account, tax avoidance schemes that involves so many foreign countries. the democrats making an attempt to define romney as out of touch and in some ways unamerican. >> twisting obviously our, whether changing the direction from jobs and the economy to this. 8.2% unemployment, highest unemployment rate in the past s 30 years for any acting president, seeking re-election. so, i mean if they're trying to divert the attention from the numbers that are staring them in the face, this is their tactic. >> romney, whether he can
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overcome relatability issue, with those numbers, can the country relate to some one with $250 million. that is a challenge. moving on, d-day, doomsday for computer users who have a virus lurking and don't know it. at least 50,000 xumentecomputer 250,000 around the world could be blocked. dns-changer was discovered eight months ago. the fbi set up a temporary safety net protecting computer users, the backup system ran out today. computer users beware. also this morning, a big food recall to tell you about. this one involving frozen meat that could be contaminated with dangerous listeria. federal health experts say the recall involves more than 300,000 pounds of meatballs as well as beef and chicken patties. it is sold under variety of brand names and produced in may from buena vita company in the state of new jersey. so far no illnesses have been reported. if you are looking for a
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roone reason to bring a pet into your family. a study out this morning reveals babies who grow up around dogs and cats end up being healthier. researchers looked at children through their first year and found those exposed to cats and especially dogs had fewer colds and ear infections than kids who weren't around animals. scientists thinks exposure helps strengthen children's immune systems published in the journal of pediatrics. >> i had cats, dogs, hamster, nip-nip growing up. i still had terrible allergies. >> you don't believe it? >> i understand. i am big into sending my kids to the playground. get some dirt, build up the immune system. i'm just saying it is not foolproof. i'm a living example. a mess, allergy-laden mess. >> all right. chinese acrobat set out on a high wire walk. the degree of difficulty that even nick wallenda has not
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tried. he walked backwards, blindfolded on a wire 2,300 feet long and 650 feet above a lake. no knelt. no harness. >> but after nearly an hour, and just 130 feet shy of the finish line. he loses his balance. slips and falls. okay. he amazingly landed in a clump of bushes and walked away without serious injury. obviously we wouldn't show the video to you if he had perished. >> a little hard to swallow here. like nick wallenda, the feat over niagara falls. this guy comes from a long line of adrenaline junkies. better luck next time. glad he survived. >> nick wallenda going for the grand canyon next? >> yes, something crazy. we'll cover extensively. >> can he walk the wire here? the abc news wire. >> that's a record. coming up, a mystery, involving a glamorous movie star's death the case gets even
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more puzzling. >> later, drama on the court, at wimbledon, a big champ and a heroic loser. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by pampers. it's not an olympic sport, but it takes real effort and it takes a diaper that fits their every move. pampers cruisers with 3-way fit adapt at the waist, legs, and bottom for up to 12 hours of protection and all the freedom to play like a real champion. pampers. proud supporter of babies' play. ♪
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well it has been one of hollywood's most enduring mysteries, the drowning death of actress natalie wood. >> now 30 years later her death certificate has been changed from accident to undetermined. abc's bazi kanani has more. >> reporter: for fans of classic hollywood beauty, natalie wood, there are more questions this morning about her mysterious death after new reports the coroner's office has changed the cause on her death certificate from accidental to undetermined. >> it confirms that what i had
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asked for all along that her case did need another look. >> reporter: marti rulli wrote a book along with boat captain dennis davern. he was there the night wood disappeared more than 30 years ago on a boating trip near catalina island with her husband actor robert wagner and fellow actor christopher walkin, the case was reopened last year after davern came forward with new allegations. >> it wasn't lying. it was just merely not telling them everything. >> reporter: davern says wood and wagner were fighting that night and says after they realized she was missing wagner refused to let him turn on the search light to look for her. robert wagner has always maintained his wife's death was an accident on a night of heavy drinking. >> what we think is she went outside and slipped on the swim step and hit her head. >> reporter: the 1981 autopsy also found bruises on her arms and legs, after the coroner's
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office reviewed the old autopsy, that may be the reason for the new change. >> the bruising on her body is totally not consistent with a simple fall from a boat into the ocean. >> reporter: earlier this year, investigators said they had found no new evidence of foul play. >> i think the problem with this case, you have such little information to work with. >> reporter: until this cold case is closed, one of hollywood's great mysteries will remain a heartache for a family. >> it is almost like having to relive the accident all over again. >> reporter: bazi kanani, abc news, new york. >> the mystery still goes on. coming up next, usher's tragedy and the accident involving a member of his family. >> and a big change in the kardashian family. it is all next in "the skinny."
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♪ ♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny welcome back, you may have heard sad news over the weekend
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involving r & b superstar usher. his 11-year-old stepson with his former wife tamika was critically injured. out on a lake in georgia, and the young boy, kyle was hit by a jet ski. apparently the injury was very, very severe. according to tmz as of right now, the little boy is actually brain dead at this point. and according to his mother he is bad, apparently, she was, talked to radaronline exclusively. and it is not looking good. usher apparently chartered the jet so the mom could get to the hospital quickly. she has been there ever since. usher got there last night. again, tmz saying he is brain dead. we don't have independent confirmation. all signs are this is not looking good. apparently the person on the jet ski, the little boy didn't know that person. there was no alcohol involved in the crash. sound like a freak, horrible accident. everybody is at the hospital, praying for this little boy to make a recovery here. usher had a rough couple months,
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one, the custody battle he is involved in over the kids, and now this tragedy with the boy's life on the line. we wanted to extend our prayers and thoughts to that little boy in what sounds like a pretty horrific injury. keep an eye on that throughout morning and next few dates. >> they say is bringing he and his ex a lot closer right now. >> you would hope so. also a trivial note coming out of the story, the kardashian clan. you will have to keep up with another one. >> more kardashians. >> courtney finally had her little baby girl. >> recently. early this morning, huh? >> like 3 seconds ago. penelope diskin. >> you can call her lope. whatever. she weighed 7 pounds. 14 ounces. she was delivered all natural birth. >> what does all natural mean? >> all natural means that you
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push her out. >> the normal way. >> not caesarean. >> not drug-free. >> i think she she is the hottest of the kardashians. >> kim. >> kourtney. >> for all of that. i love this story coming up here. there is a new book called out, i love this name, called "nick, the wildlife mad genius of jagger." and i think he makes an exaggeration. mick, at one point was obsessed over angelina jolie tried everything he could to get her. legendary ladies man. this video, she starred in years ago for this song, he fell for her way back when. back in 1997. i think when she played a stripper in the video. he became obsessed. all kind of voice mail. she blew him off.
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he was sobbing to get her back. and a desperate funk to get her. she never gave in to mick. he was truly obsessed. imagine the lips on their kids.
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♪ ♪ >> this is all about you, monday morning, watching wimbledon, all-england club. right. >> i watched w the whole thing. >> you were there and flew back. >> just got in. me and pippa wanted to hang out. long story. >> the wimbledon men's championships, though roger federer won again for the seventh time. his opponent is being considered a hero. >> andy murray, battled valiantly to become the first brit to win the men's title in more than 70 years. abc's jeffrey kaufmann has more. >> reporter: the brits have waited 76 agonizing years for this moment, a chance to finally reclaim the most coveted trophy in tennis from the very country that invented the game. there was scotsman, andy murray,
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on center court, in the wimbledon fines against six time champion, roger federer of switzerland. all great britain seized with murray mania. an entire nationing biting its nails with each serve, each rally, each point. the duchess of cambridge and her sister, pippa middleton, and the celebrities at courtside. after an impressive first set victory for murray, both players were outmaneuvered by the relentless british summer rain. forcing a pause in play as the new roof over the grass court was closed for the first time ever in a wimbledon's men's finals. >> game. >> reporter: then it was all federer, showing the steely focus that has made him the world's top tennis player, defeating murray in three straight sets. what followed wasn't rain drops, but tear drops. from murray's devastated girlfriend, family and fans, and the player himself.
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>> i am going to try this and it is not going to be easy. the support has been incredible, so thank you. [ applause ] >> reporter: murray didn't win this time, but he sure was the people's champ here. and he showed he can play one tenacious game of tennis. he is just 25. and, well, there is always next year. jeffrey kaufmann, abc news, london. >> amazing it's been that long. >> almost 80 years. >> 76 years. his little girls have stole the show the he has two twin daughters, myla rose, and that is his wife, a former tennis player, herself. i love he had a quote. he said as long as i wake up and she is next to me all its good. >> oh. it was good. murray played a great game. federer is just that good. >> seven. he won there seven times. >> tied sampras' record.
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there we are at the game doing
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this morning on "world news now" -- mean season, the relentless summer heat wave is now to blame for nearly four dozen deaths. and a powerful cold front causing at least one tornado overnight in virginia. it will bring relief, but at a major cost. it's monday, july 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good monday morning, i'm rob nelson. you may remember this woman to my left right here. >> i don't remember my name. is that a quiz. >> a test. >> a test to see how tired i am. >> coming back from vaca never easy. >> pam. peggy. >> peggy bunker. welcome back, peggy. it's bun a loeen a long time.
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>> i think i am paula faris. we'll get back to that one in a moment. good to be back on this monday morning. the extreme weather it won't quit. now deadly heat is giving way to destructive storms. that is also ahead. a lot of people facing a monday meltdown when they try to go on line. we'll tell you about a malicious virus lurking on some computers for months. >> some of you out there may have trouble getting online. came into effect after midnight. about nowish. we'll keep an eye on that throughout the morning. also have you checked the price at the pump in the past few days. after all of us saying gas prices are going down, hooray, now, they're suddenly heading higher after dropping for weeks. what's in store for the rest of the summer vacation season. we'll get to that. >> gasmaggedon. >> pain at the pump. >> could we be any more trite? later he can be tough and tender. actor ernest borgnine has died at 95.
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more than 100 movies, oscar, five wives, quite a legacy on screen and off the screen as well. >> 95. a full life. the man had a full life. we begin with a break from the long summer scorcher. hold on to your hats, powerful storms are now blowing in because the heat, cold front is moving in, now we have storms. >> ramifications of the heat. the violent storms battered the virginia area, and ripped apart a dance studio with two dozen cheerleaders inside. amazingly only two parents were injured. the death toll from the heat is now nearing 50. abc's larry jacobs has the very latest. >> reporter: soon it will end. americans in 11 states are still in the clutches of an historic heat wave. >> the heat has been unbearable, really. >> we are ready for some relief. >> reporter: it's been over 95 degrees for 11 straight days in washington, d.c. six straight days over 100 in ralei gcht h, north carolina. 10 days in triple digits for st. louis.
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so hot at washington's reagan national airport that tires of a u.s. airways jet sunk into the melting tarmac. across the country. 2,000 record highs have been set, just since july 1. some damaging weather as the cold front moves through clashing with all the hot air, capable of taking down power lines and trees. and then the break everyone has been waiting for -- a new high-pressure system of cool, canadian air moves in, bringing relief for millions of heat sufferers as the jet stream pushes the heat westward in a pattern that should hold for the week. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. well, two of the youngest victims of the heat wave were found in hot cars over the weekend. both near indianapolis. a 4-month-old girl died after she was left alone in a car. her 18-year-old dad has been charged with neglect. a 16-month-old baby was rescued from a car while her mother was shopping. it was 105 degrees and more than 120 inside the car. that mom was also arrested. the heat is being blamed also for a fiery explosion here
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in new york. we're looking at a new cell phone picture of the weekend manhole blast that sent flames shooting up the side of a 15-story building. all this took place in midtown manhattan. it wasn't just the building. a minivan nearby caught fire and also blew up. investigators say it all started in an underground transformer. thankfully no one was hurt. also mother nature caused quite a scare at the texas rangers game in suburban dallas last night. a flash of lightning and ultraloud clap of thunder came so close to the ballpark they sent the rangers running for cover. at the top of the 4th. the umpires were among the first to scurry off the field. the weather delay lasted just about 45 minutes. they need a thunder buddy like "ted." you haven't seen the movie. that joke is lost on you. >> wait. back there. totally over my head. i would look to see it. >> well you may not like it. it is a little. >> raunchy? >> very raunchy in parts.
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>> for my angelic aura. >> take a look. >> chicago has been hit extremely hard. 18 deaths in the past week. that already matches or surpasses the number of the entire heat related deaths from last summer. we are not halfway through july. >> the first time in decades they had three days, 100-plus-degree weather. since 1947. that's insane. you think chicago, you think brutal winters not summers. >> actually the summers can be really, really hot. >> whew. proof of that. here is a look at your weather. more thunderstorms across much of texas all the way into the southeast. stormy with the threat of tornados in the carolinas. showers in the midwest. thunderstorms from albuquerque to cheyenne. 80s from the plains to the northeast. 90s in the south. heating up out west. 111 in phoenix. 93 in salt lake city. well the russian president has ordered an investigation after a deadly flood in the black sea region. at least 171 people died and it
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washed away bridges and flooded homes. while residents were sleeping. torrential rains, dumped a foot of water in less than 24 hours. investigators demand to know if there was enough advanced warning of this disaster. six american service members have been killed by roadside bomb in eastern afghanistan. rebels have stepped up their attacks in recent weeks all in an attempt to regain some lost ground. a total of 29 people were killed just yesterday because of all of that violence. and now to florida where george zimmerman is now in hiding. on friday he was released from jail for the second time since being charged with second degree murder in the death of trayvon martin. zimmerman's lawyer says he is at a safe house under protection of a security team. the judge revoked his first bond because zimmerman lied about how much money he had. well time has just run out for some computer users who are going to find themselves unable to get on the internet today. all because of a virus called dns-changer. discovered about eight months
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ago. since then the fbi has taken the very unusual step of setting up a kind of online safety net. but that protection, well it ended at midnight. >> now the good news is the fbi captured and shut down the bad guys behind all this. but the bad news is, that your configuration settings may not have been changed become to the right thing. >> the malicious software was believed to still be lurking on at least 50,000 computers in this country. on top of that, a quarter million computers around the world. and another nasty surprise, you might get to this morning, if you stop to fill up on your way to work. gas prices they went up over the weekend. after falling for two months. so what is going on? will they be even hypertomorrow? abc's david kerley investigates. >> reporter: what happened to that amazing ride we have been on? the signs are now changing. take a look. we hit nearly $4 a gallon in early april. since then, down, about 20 cents a month. $3.73, in may. down to $3.52 in june.
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all the way to $3.34 last sunday. >> we have seen a shrew of negative economic news, that's been the major driving factor behind lower crude oil prices and lower gasoline prices. >> reporter: but then something happened. >> it's clearly much hyper. >> reporter: yep, just the other day the gas pump gauges reversed direction heading up 2 cent increase friday. >> been a couple months. it could still be cheaper. >> reporter: but why? after 75 days watching prices drop, why all of a sudden the change? believe it or not, good news about the european economy could cost you more to fill up next week. while last week, crude oil prices started moving up. >> positive economic news domestically and internationally, more robust economy is expected to consume more crude oil and gasoline. which puts upward pressure on prices. >> reporter: itch you are trying to budget for the rest of the year is there anyway way to predict how much we'll be paying for gas. experts say no.
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one driver is a bit zen about it all. >> it is what it is, you know. >> reporter: experts believe as the summer driving season comes to an end the price increases will slow down or stop. then if there is bad economic news we could see price goes down again. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> the seesaw continues. well, if heights make you queasy, this story is for you, heights and where it takes place. our next story may have you reaching for the dramamine. a group of workers without any fear of heights climbed to the very top of chicago's willis tower yesterday, 1,700 feet in the air. from that very precarious perch they slipped the bolts on the 4,000-pound analog tv antenna and attached it to a hook dangling from a helicopter. >> once you get on the -- everything that you have to do -- if it's got to go like clockwork. >> i love it. it's a monument. every time we go up and down, we
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look up, and we say, we put them up there. >> well, next the tower will be reconfigured for a state of the art antenna, the same workers will go up there yet again and help attach that one to the top. >> look at him perched. he said the dan ryan, one of the expressways. will is tower is sears tower. >> that they out was named after willis used to do our show. no, it's not? >> nauaw >> named after sears. where you do your shopping. >> next to your target. >> i love my target. a theatrical troupe of soldiers is touring army bases in an original musical called "army strong" they do it every year. this weekend they took it to fort mccoy, wisconsin. >> the soldiers they're all amateurs but passed auditions and rehearsed and they're
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spending six months on the road. where would you rather be? doing that, or in afghanistan? think they would rather be on stage. they have some talent. >> they're looking good out there. >> by the way that was no knock on sears. i actually do shop there. i like sears. i like sears. i get a lot of stuff there. and, the travel agency business. >> a lot of stuff. >> i like target too. >> you go for a few things. >> now we're done with the pr portion of our show. >> from "mchale's navy" to the simpsons an amazing career for a veteran actor. >> the woman who got in trouble for warning drivers to slow down. the story sure doesn't end there. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by -- 3q what if you had up to 28 days of beautiful ? you can have up to 28 days of beautiful, smooth skin, with veet wax strips.
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welcome back, everybody. his face and voice were familiar to generations of television fans. >> ernest borgnine best known for his role in "mchale's navy" died yesterday at the age of 95. abc's david muir has our remembrance. ♪ >> reporter: a generation will best remember ernest borgnine in black and white as the scheming skipper in the 1960s tv series "mchale's navy." >> this is chief -- >> reporter: with his gap-toothed smile, bushy brows and stomach he was an unlikely star. he first made his mark playing at cystic army sergeant in "from here to eternity." >> who's the broad? >> it's my sister. >> reporter: hollywood quickly cast him as the villain, but it was as marty, a gentle butcher looking for love, borgnine became a star.
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>> i am just a fat little man. a fat ugly man. >> you are not ugly? >> i am ugly! ma, leave me alone. >> reporter: the performance earned borgnine an oscar. >> i just want to thank my mother for giving me the idea and going in and doing this. >> reporter: it was borgnine's mother who encouraged him to try acting after a stint in the navy. good advice in a career spanning more than half a century. borgnine appearing in more than 100 films. he played a general in the dirty dozen. was a member of outlaws in the wild bunch. >> i would look to say a few word for the dear, dead departed. >> reporter: he fought for survival in the poseidon adventure. >> how do you know? have you seen it? what makes you so damn sure about everything? >> reporter: borgnine, four marriages ending in divorce, one to broadway diva ethel merman. in 1972 he found happiness with
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his fifth wife, a norwegian business woman and he continued to work for years. >> i've can't cut it, i want to know. >> reporter: there were two series, aerowolf and the single guy. and he got animated. one of the first big actors to lend his voice to the simpsons. >> don't worry, kids. i will take care of hum with my trusty -- um. >> reporter: borgnine acted well into his 80s. asked once about his longevity. he said as long as character actors are living and breathing they can work. and working is what he loved above all else. david muir, abc news, new york. >> if you are a little too young to remember mchale's navy, he had a role with spongebob squarepants, the voice of mermaid man, elderly, partially super hero who lives in a retirement home. his talent and career, spanned many, many generations. his agent, release aid statement "his infectious smile and
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chuckle made the world a happier place." sleep well, earnest. we'll be back with more after this. in joplin, missouri was fascinated by anything with wheels and a motor. the odds of him winning both the daytona 500 and the brickyard 400 in the same year? 1 in 195 million. the odds of a child being diagnosed with autism? 1 in 110.
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♪ ♪ all right so this woman is being called the speed trap hero. a woman in houston who held up a soon to warn drivers that they're heading into a police patrol zone. i call that a good samaritan. >> i love this story. the police don't appreciate it. they cuffed her and busted her. now people all over the country are showing her support. abc's john schifrin has more. >> reporter: natalie plumber is motorist's best friend or menace to society. it depends who you ask. more than two weeks ago she was riding her bike along this road and noticed houston police were
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pulling cars over in a speed trap. she made a sign alerting texans to avoid getting a ticket. >> i was completely abiding by the law, simply warning other citizens of a situation ahead. >> reporter: but the officer in charge didn't agree and hauled her off to jail. >> he specifically stated multiple times that she was taking me to jail because of that sign and to teach me a lesson. >> reporter: she was charged with standing in the street obstructing traffic. a misdemeanor and spent 12 hours behind bars. >> i didn't recall jumping in the road. if there is a video of me jumping in the road i would be more than happy to see that. i don't think it exists. >> reporter: she says according to texas law the sign is legal. in fact, some states allow drivers to flash their high beams to alert oncoming drivers that police are ahead. while other states laws are more vague. arizona and alaska, actually forbid it. plumber's story has gone viral with thousands of americans showing her support. >> i guess you could say i was standing up for all of them.
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we are all citizens. we are all drivers. and pretty much, the majority of us would like to know, you know, where there is a speed trap. >> reporter: some houston neighbors gathered saturday to support plumber's cause. standing up for what they believe was a neighbor doing a good deed, not a criminal act. >> if you have a sign and want to sit anywhere and want to warn people of anything, cops or others w otherwise i don't see what is the damage of that. john schifrin, abc news, new york. >> that will bring us to our facebook question. should someone who warns oncoming motorists of a speed trap beep arrested. >> you have a sign. good for her. i am making a point too, if the whole issue about, ticketing people and speed traps about public safety. hey what is the problem of alerting passers that slow down. that's in the name of public safety. if you believe it is more about revenue and cops making their
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got a little something to show you, rob. >> hey, all right. look at those. >> my red, red lips. >> hey, girl. how you doing? >> this plays into the story. >> good. i was hoping there was a connection. you were just showing off. >> showing off my tramp red lips. okay. so this woman was allegedly fired in england because she wore too much makeup to work. >> really? >> yes. >> what's the harm? what harm is that? >> she was a cleaning lady, she cleaned in a hospital. they said it was a vie laotian -- violation of the code. she worked -- wow, i do look a
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hooker, don't i? >> how much? >> $2. >> still discovered that two out of three women found that going to work without make up is more stressful. >> everybody looks better with makeup. >> everybody? you look better with makeup? >> covers. i don't see a big deal. how do you define too much? i think it looks kind of sexy. i don't mind that. let us know on facebook. i think that looks kind of sexy myself. >> seriously? >> i don't mind that. i don't think it's that bad. come on. lighten up at the hospital. got bigger concerns at the hospital. all right, health benefits. i'm a little worked up. the health benefits to kissing. perfect segue into this. a new study out, says there are health perks to kissing. number one it stimulates saliva production, doesn't sound hot,
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and harmful bacteria off your teeth. burns calories, 2 to 6 calories per minute, in fact, boosts immunity in some cases, eases stress, absolutely, and could ease some of your -- apparently they like your lipstick upstairs. ease your allery symptoms as well. >> this is for you. >> appreciate that. i will take that home. put that on the wall. thank you. go ahead. kiss somebody. get in shape. >> have you been on a plane with somebody that you didn't want to kiss. >> an excessive talker on the plane. annoys me. can't stand it. >> apparent leap thly, this wom friday. she started belting out tunes. they asked her to lower her voice. she became belligerent. pulled away from the gate. headed for the runway. they had to taxi back. no charges have been filed. we do know what she was singing. >> with that, the reason i picked that story you.
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this morning on "world news now" -ter crisis. why thousands of computer users across the country can expect a technical headache later today. the virus that could interfere with online access and disconnect your work flow. it's monday, july 9th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. and, look who is back in the house. back again. >> my eyes are like glazed over. and i could not sleep. >> had a rough sleep. hard coming off -- work part of the week, vacation, later half of the week. your body clock has got to be twisted up.
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>> my days off. >> my mom and dad are in town. i have been like the tour guide. >> through new york in all the heat. >> yes. >> lucky you. >> as i like to say, ding. >> welcome. good to have you back. >> good to be back. i'm paula faris on this monday morning. we'll explain who is most at risk for the computer nightmare today in just a moment. then to a developing story overnight. a tornado hit a virginia town and it is part of a powerful slow-moving storm system that will end the heat wave, but it is already causing a lot of damage as you can see from those pictures. >> so the heat will subside today. the price you pay for that are storms like this. rough few hours in parts of the country. from one danger to another. why so many sharks are scaring swimmers and kayakers off our shores. the precautions you should take next time you head out to the beach. what an ominous picture that is. imagine what that guy was thinking? >> we went to the ocean, my parents first experienced at
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long island at a beach. i didn't go in the water. went up to my ankles. a shark could not be swimming. >> uh-uh. later this half-hour, new inside information about the tom cruise/katie holmes' divorce. what attorneys are apparently discussing behind closed doors and how it impacts their young daughter suri. >> maybe a good thing it will play out. it's good maybe they will handle it quietly. before all of that, the computer threat that could cause a monday morning meltdown. >> unsuspecting folks around the country and around the world in fact who have infected computers might find themselves unable to get online today. abc's matt gutman explains this problem and how time has run out for the fbi's solution. >> reporter: the doomsday drum beat sound an awful lot like the y-2-k panic. y-2-k failed to boot up.
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but this virus, called simply dnschanger already has. still lurking in 250,000 computers worldwide, the u.s. alone, at least 50,000 computers, will go dark if they don't apply a software patch to fix the problem. the world discovered dnschanger last november when the fbi bust aid ri -- bust aid ring of else stonians, rerouting users to talk and dangerous sites. >> you go to a website they control and they can go capture your password. >> reporter: the fbi said 4 million computers were affected in 100 countries. you can see the new infections lighting up this map earlier this year. after taking dns changer down, the fbi had to put up a backup system to keep people on line. >> the government they're trying to be helpful. the thing here was that this was indirectly relying on a piece of infrastructure that the bad guys controlled. >> reporter: it has been up for eight months. but the fbi will pull the plug
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on the computer slif polife sup system and users will be on their own. you can go to dcwg.org. hit the link. it will diagnose your computer. ours is clean. if it weren't, you follow the links. the sooner the better, because after midnight you won't be able to access the internet to got to this site. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> obviously it is after midnight now. if you are impacted by this, may be too little, too late to take some of the steps. hope you made it out okay. 250,000 people around the word. i had no idea the fbi had the safety net for eight months and sat on it. i remember hearing about this at the desk. >> you think we as the media would have heard a public service announcement. make sure you let mem knpeople . maybe they didn't have my attention. if i am not looking you right in the eyes. it's bad. >> it's all right though. good luck, techie tuesday. see how it turns out over the
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next few hours. in the news, the heat wave came to a violent end with a severe line of storms barrelling through the mid-atlantic. a tornado ripped through fredericksburg, virginia, hitting a dance studio there filled with two dozen cheerleaders, coaches and parents as well. everyone rushed into an interior room just moments before two walls collapsed. and on top of that the roof even blew off. >> we were scared. and weep were just like praying to god. and that we weren't going to die. >> we just stepped foot in there. and we saw it. just cave in on us. >> lucky folks. two parents though were injured getting those cheerleaders to safety. the roof of the dance studio landed on a nearby house, crushing that home. fortunately though, no one was inside that house. >> another miracle. >> really. as cooler air finally moves in the brutal heat is now being blamed for at least 46 deaths across the country in the past several days alone.
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an 18-year-old man was arrested after his 4-month-old daughter was found dead in a hot car near indianapolis. a 16-month-old baby was rescued from a car in an indianapolis suburb while her mother was shopping. 105 degrees, more than 120 degrees inside that car. that mom was also arrested. >> we see stories like this every year. you wonder how people keep foregetting. it's never a malicious or intentional. you wonder in that kind of heat. the heat is or your mind constantly. you forget your kid is in the car. i don't get it. >> especially when you go shopping. >> just strange. sad, that's all. here is your monday forecast, everybody. hail and gusty wind in the carolinas. thunderstorms from atlanta to miami. that includes memphis, little rock, new orleans, dallas, oklahoma city. pop-up showers from minneapolis to chicago. thunderstorms around albuquerque, denver and cheye e cheyenne. heating up out west. 101, boise, 111 in phoenix. 90s from billings to salt lake city. 80s across the midwest and
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northeast. well three boys who were seeking relief from the heat have drowned in a creek on maryland any eastern shore. the victims were two 12-year-old cousins and an 8-year-old friend. they were last seen late saturday afternoon playing basketball in that church parking lot. a naeighbor who knew the boys said the creek is deceptively dangerous. >> it is a tragedy. and they need to do something. they need to do something. so that disdoesn't happen again, so that no other child has to drown or fall in the quicksand. this doesn't make any sense at all. >> they were just dryitrying to relief from the heat. the stepmom, said he only just arrived from haiti in the fast few months. we turn overseas now to the tragedy caused by record flooding in russia. at least 171 people are dead in the black sea region of southern russia. now the russian president has ordered an investigation into whether enough was done to warn people ahead of time.
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here is abc's reporter. >> reporter: it came without warning as people were sleeping. a terrifying wall of water over 20-feet high. >> translator: i had a small child in my arms when i got out this woman says. i couldn't save anything. everything is lost. >> reporter: the lucky ones scrambled on to roofs and into trees. the unlucky ones were found when the waters receded hours later. the aftermath was grim. at least 170 people confirmed dead. these were the worst floods in russia in memory. blamed on the 11 inches of rain. a few months wereorth. vladamir putin surveyed the damage and pledged aid. new controversy about who is to blame. some locals claimed the nearby dam of releasing water. officials denied this. and ecologists say water from a dam couldn't have caused massive
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destruction. president putin ordered an investigation into the flooding. authorities want to find out what everyone here is asking -- how there could be so much water yet so little warning. well, six american service members have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern afghanistan. the six victims were among at least 29 people who died yesterday as a result of bombs and rebel attacks. afghan militants have stepped up ata a -- attacks. afghan president hamid karzai is in tokyo, where donors have pledged $16 billion. afghan pledged to fight corruption. karzai said the international community also needs to play its part. maybe it is time to stop complaining about the lack of civility in washington because as this next story proves, it could be a lot worse. look at this, on jordaniantv, a
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heated debate over the crisis in syria got way out of hand when one politician hurled his shoe. and at one point whipped out a pistol. no one was hurt. thankfully. the threatened man does plan to file of attempted murder. fair to say these two guys did not reach consensus on syria, not only the shoe, we have seen before sadly. but a gun on tv. >> he is tuck it back in. nobody is taking the gun from him. >> everybody, relax. >> i'm middle eastern. i can relate. we do have hot tempers. >> you packing? >> no. >> yes, please. >> i will be on good behavior. >> all right. now the story about space. space or animals. well, 15 years ago this month, the first nasa robots arrived on mars. to mark the anniversary, the space agency has released these spectacular images of the red planet. the sweeping panoramic view was
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stitched together from 817 photos shot by a camera on the river called opportunity, or the rover called opportunity. >> who knows? you're tired. it's all right. you get a pass tonight. >> sorry, mom. >> thank you, pam. and second image shows an impact crater, that is 14 miles across, actually. opportunity was perched on its edge when it caught the view with its own shadow in the foreground. look at that. up close, everything you wanted to know about mars. >> isn't your vacation coming up next month. >> heading there. i want to feel like i am away. heading to mars. >> you due not get a ticket back. >> put my feet up and relax. coming up next, why so many shark sightings are spoiling trips to the beach this summer. >> behind the scenes of the katie holmes/tom cruise divorce, all the negotiations turning into an episode of "mission impossible." you're watching "world news now." ♪
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♪ oh here she comes watch out boy she'll chew you up ♪ >> a maneater. >> pardon us. we were having a conversation. we haven't seen each other in a couple days. >> all the dirt. seems like every day lately we have been reporting on shark sightings, typical story this time of year. this weekend no different. >> boaters and sun bathers are keeping a close eye on the ocean, for very good reason as abc's john schifrin reports. >> reporter: cape cod beaches were back open for swimming a day after a 12 to 14 foot shark was tailing this kayaker 100 feet off the beach. he was able to paddle to safety after crowds screamed warning him from the beach. >> shark! >> reporter: like a scene out of "jaws." but for the kayaker it was all too real.
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>> the shark was no doubt checking out the kayak. kayakers of course have to understand that when they're badling ba paddling they're taking risks. >> reporter: great whites have been spotted close to the cape cod shore. the west coast has seen its share of near misses. a 52-year-old california man got knocked off his kayak by a shark. he survived. the same can't be said of the kayak. >> his boat was lifted up by a 14 to 18 foot shark. the boater was then kicked out of the boat. and the shark bit the kayak. >> reporter: this just days after the beach in la jolla was closed after a shark was spotted near swimmers. >> my 7-year-old was out there, so, she couldn't hear. so it was nerve-racking, yeah. >> reporter: for now many beach-goers are keeping an eye on the horizon. >> we're in their turf. >> reporter: our shark expert
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had this advice for beach-goers. know where your local seal population is because that's what attracts the sharks. also follow the obvious rule. swim near the lifeguards. they'll likely be the first to letter you if a shark is near. john schifrin, abc news, new york. >> the reason he brought up the point about seals is that's what sharks eat. and because there has been, you know, increased awareness and onus to save the seals they've gone from 10,000 to more than 300,000 in cape cod since the protections were put in place.u. [ "jaws" theme plays ] >> never fear when rob is near. i will get the job done. >> where did you catch that? >> a wurp. >> put my worm in the water. >> that small? >> coming up -- superstar parents and their divorce and the little girl. we'll be back.
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welcome back, everybody. it looks like the tom cruise/katie holmes divorce is taking a decidedly more civilized turn. good thing for the little girl. lawyers for the stars are reportedly in behind the scenes settlement talks. >> as abc's tanya rivero reports, it is all an attempt to keep this case out of court. >> reporter: katie holmes spent most of the day with her lawyers in new york but it seems for now tomkat is putting away the claws. l.a. family lawyer, steve mindell has this take on the celebrity split. >> it is clear there is a fragile tentative truce entered into by the parties. >> reporter: tmz reports, homes and tom cruises lawyers have started negotiating everything, custody of suri, visitation rights, child support and property settlement.
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in an effort to keep it out of court, they're keeping it in new york for now. >> clearly tom has the ability to file at any moment if this fragile truce breaks down you will see an immediate filing. >> reporter: the one issue that could blow everything up is suri. >> by requesting sole legal custody, katie was ending an unequivocal message to tom's camp this means war. >> reporter: cruise hasn't seen his daughter since holmes filed for divorce a week ago, thursday, spending his 50th birthday without her. that could soon change. >> you are going to see tom cruise with the child. tom has every legal right to see suri. >> interesting tidbit here too. his first agent, eileen burland gave some, some tidbits to a newspaper. said she really blames tom's abusive childhood for his three broken marriages. and described him some times controlling his anger, generally
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and for a dollar off coupon, visit us on facebook. it is time for our monday version of "insomniac theater." >> we are checking out a film with a star-studded cast and big name director. >> brujayce henderson went to s "savages." >> the big director is oliver stone. as one critic said he did pull out his chain saw for this movie. it is very gory. it's compelling and
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thought-provoking. suspense, love, mystery, horror in this film. also a rock star cast, john travolta, salma hayek and blake lively. an adaptation of don winslow's novel, two business entrepreneurs, highly educated and know how to grow the best marijuana in california. it is so good they attract one of the biggest drug cartels in mexico headed by salma hayek. determined to earn a percentage, the cartels will try to do anything to get it. a serious love story turns into a bloodbath leaving you not knowing who to trust at the end. here is a short clip. >> and which one of you? >> nothing personal. >> look, we can negotiate. >> we didn't make an offer to hear a counter offer. >> we made you a deal to which we expected dumb ply yans. y -- we expected compliance.
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you lied to us. >> we'll do whatever you want. >> you have to prove it. >> that's not a problem. >> really? because it was a problem before. >> it is not now. >> so, all right. here is the deal. i am giving this 4 1/2 out of five stars. i would give it the full five. here is the twist. there is two different endings to this film. i liked both. but unmy in my opinion, i wish r stone had stuck with one. done with that. i don't like the two. >> the viewer gets to decide. >> it is a huge surprise at the end they go back and do the ending again. >> this movie was hot, and sweaty. >> intense sex scenes. a lot of chemistry between the three leads, blake lively. huge, oscar season will create a lot of buzz. >> i will go see "brave" again. >> i am going to see "savages" based upon the description. >> blake lively.
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>> blake, come on, blake.
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" -- costly relief. a powerful tornado slams a virginia town overnight. part of a cold front edging a relentless heat wave. >> a heat wave that set thousands of records and also claimed dozens of lives. it's monday, july 9th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." good monday morning, everybody, paula faris, here. and i am happy to be back. >> you are exhausted. >> can you see the words on my tongue? they're not coming out. >> it's all right. we're getting there. we're slowly getting there. good to have you back. good morning. happy monday. i'm rob nelson. we'll show you how the blistering heat is ending with violent storms, the price we're paying for the end of the crazy
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heat wave. money matters are front and center in the race for the white house. later today a big announcement from the president calling for a tax cut extension for most americans. >> bush tax cuts, looking to extend them. also coming up the latest on a long-running hollywood mystery. why the coroner's office has changed natalie wood's manner of death after more than 30 years. of course, they reopened that investigation several months ago, and now this. >> closed it. now this twist. kind of weird, the twist and turns of this thing. >> beautiful woman. a tragedy in usher's family, sad, sad story. a rough couple months. the singer's 11-year-old stepson who is severely injured in a jet ski accident. well new reports on his condition painting a grim picture this morning. we'll get to the details of that coming up in just a few minutes from now. we are going to begin this monday morning with severe storms bringing an end to the deadly heat wave. >> a tornado descended on a dance studio filled with
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cheerleaders, blowing out windows, tearing down walls, even blowing the roof completely off the building. the coaches and parents did manage to get everyone into a safe room just before the twister hit. still though two adults were injured. abc's david kerley reports, the storms follow some record breaking heat that have, that has caused nearly four dozen deaths. >> reporter: there are still 74 million americans in 11 states looking for relief from this historic heat wave. it is coming with a cold front. but that will clash with all the heat bringing severe weather and an explosion of storms ending the torturous temperatures. >> i have been sweating missiles not bullets. okay. it's been -- it's just been, this heat has been -- unbearable really. >> reporter: it may sound like a broken record but we keep breaking records. >> when you go for day after day after day when it's been this hot. it saps the energy. >> reporter: raleigh, north carolina hit 105 a record six days straight over 100. >> yeah, we're ready for some
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relief. >> reporter: while it should all break a searing 11-day heat wave. the images of those who have to toil in the heat. a pond that got so hot, fish died. and the millions of americans who look for some way to stay cool. and staying cool is nearly impossible for 4 million americans who lost power. some for a week after those massive thunderstorms. these nasa images show how the lights went out. heat kills more americans than floods, tornados and hurricanes combined. and so many days, so hot, has buckled our roads, bent rails, derailing trains and actually melted asphalt. those tires of that jet at washington's reagan airport sinking into ruts. the misery is ending. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> the numbers say it here, folks, more than 3,400 temperature records have been shattered in the u.s. the past week from the first of july through the 7th. hard hit cities, st. louis, hard hit. your old stomping ground of chicago hard hit. it's really been a
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rough couple days almost two weeks. >> 50 deaths the past week alone. 18 of those in chicago. they have already matched last year's total. we are just midway through july. >> this is the first time since august 1947 that chicago hit 100 degrees or higher for three days in a row. >> it gets hot in that city. >> yeah. for your brutal winters you have brutal summers as well. >> extremes. >> all right. here is your monday forecast, everybody. more severe weather in virginia and the carolinas. thunderstorms across much of the south from texas to florida. showers around chicago, des moines and the twin cities. flooding downpours in the four corners of the southwest. warming up in the pacific northwest. 85 in portland. triple digits in phoenix. 90s from dallas to atlanta. mostly 80s from omaha over to new york. and now to another major story this morning. six americans, service members, have been killed in a particularly violent day in eastern afghanistan. 16 civilians and five afghan policemen were also killed sunday. civilians included women and
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children. and secretary of state hillary clinton announced that nations have pledged $16 billion in civilian aid for afghanistan. uh but for the first time there is a string attached to the afghan government must reduce corruption to receive all that money. clinton also talked about the uprising in syria saying the regime's days are numbered. a battle could be looming between president obama and lawmakers over tax cuts. later today the president will call for a one-year extension of the bush tax cuts for individuals making less than $250,000 a year. the president will urge cuts though, those earning above that level to expire at the end of the year. that is according to a campaign official who spoke to abc news. we have seen this fight before. the whole benchmark of $250,000. see how it plays out on capitol hill. something tells me they may argue about it. just a hunch. >> they may argue within the democratic party. nancy pelosi and bill clinton are against this 100%. >> exactly.
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to the presidential race where democrats are stepping up the pressure on mitt romney to explain his finances. >> this follows new reports that romney's personal worth may top $250 million. abc news political director amy walter is following the campaign and has the latest. good morning, amy. >> reporter: paula, rob. house speaker john boehner said voters don't need to love mitt romney to vote for him because this election is not going to be a referendum on mitt romney it is a referendum on president obama and the economy. >> it is another kick in the gut to middle-class families. the president's policies have clearly not been successful. in reigniting this economy, in putting people back to work. >> reporter: while voters don't need to fall in love with mitt romney, they do need to actually like him or at least not dislike him. and there is some fresh evidence right now that democratic attacks on mitt romney are starting to get traction, especially in some of the battleground states. there are new calls this weekend
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by republicans for a stronger push back from mitt romney on some of these attacks. they say they want to see a more active and strong response from mitt romney anytime that democrats try to define him. back to you, paula, rob. >> thank you, amy. senator dick durbin of illinois took a strong swipe, talk ing about romney, the first and only candidate for president, with a swiss bank account, tax avoidance schemes that involves so many foreign countries. that refers to amy's point. the democrats making an attempt to define romney as out of touch and in some ways un-american. >> twisting obviously our, whether changing the direction from jobs and the economy to this. 8.2% unemployment, highest unemployment rate in the past 30 years for any acting president, seeking re-election. so, i mean if they're trying to divert the attention from the numbers that are staring them in the face, this is their tactic. >> romney, whether he can overcome relatability issue,
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during a recession with those tight numbers, can the country relate to some one with $250 million. that is a challenge in front of that campaign as well. we'll see. moving on, d-day, doomsday for computer users who have a virus lurking and don't know it. at least 50,000 computers and 250,000 around the world could be blocked. from the internet. malicious software called dns-changer was discovered eight months ago. the fbi set up a temporary safety net protecting computer users, the backup system ran out today. computer users beware. also this morning, a big food recall to tell you about. this one involving frozen meat that could be contaminated with dangerous listeria. federal health experts say the recall involves more than 300,000 pounds of meatballs as well as beef and chicken patties. it is sold under variety of brand names and it was produced in may from buena vita company in the state of new jersey. so far no illnesses have been reported. if you are looking for a reason to bring a pet into your family.
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well here is a new one. a study out this morning reveals babies who grow up around dogs and cats end up being healthier. researchers looked at children through their first year and found those exposed to cats and especially dogs had fewer colds and ear infections than kids who weren't around animals. scientists think the exposure helps strengthen children's immune systems and the study is published in "the journal of pediatrics." >> i had cats, dogs, hamster, nip-nip growing up. i still had terrible allergies. >> you don't believe it? >> i understand. i am big into sending my kids to the playground. get some dirt, build up the immune system. i'm just saying it is not foolproof. i'm a living example. a mess, allergy-laden mess. >> all right. chinese acrobat set out on a high wire walk. the degree of difficulty that even nick wallenda has not tried. he walked backwards, blindfolded
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on a wire 2,300 feet long and 650 feet above a lake. no net. no harness. >> but after nearly an hour, and just 130 feet shy of the finish line. he loses his balance. slips and falls. okay. he lived though. he amazingly landed in a clump of bushes and walked away without serious injury. obviously we wouldn't show the video to you if he had perished. >> a little hard to swallow here. like nick wallenda, the feat over niagara falls. this guy comes from a long line of adrenaline junkies. like this, high wire walkers. he is the sixth generation. better luck next time. glad he survived. >> nick wallenda going for the grand canyon next? >> yes, something crazy. which we'll cover extensively. >> can he walk the wire here? he should come walk the abc news wire. >> that's a record. coming up, a mystery, involving a glamorous movie star's death the case gets even more puzzling. >> later, drama on the court, at
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well it has been one of hollywood's most enduring mysteries, the drowning death of actress natalie wood. >> now 30 years later her death certificate has been changed from accident to undetermined. abc's bazi kanani has more. >> reporter: for fans of classic hollywood beauty, natalie wood, there are more questions this morning about her mysterious death after new reports the coroner's office has changed the cause on her death certificate from accidental to undetermined. >> it confirms that what i had
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asked for all along that her case did need another look. >> reporter: marti rulli wrote a book about the case along with a key witness, boat captain dennis davern. he was there the night wood disappeared more than 30 years ago on a boating trip near catalina island with her husband actor robert wagner and fellow actor christopher walkin, the case was reopened last year after davern came forward with new allegations. >> it wasn't lying. it was just merely not telling them everything. >> reporter: davern says wood and wagner were fighting that night and says after they realized she was missing wagner refused to let him turn on the search light to look for her. robert wagner has always maintained his wife's death was an accident on a night of heavy drinking. >> what we think is she went outside and slipped on the swim step and hit her head. >> reporter: the 1981 autopsy also found bruises on her arms and legs, after the coroner's office reviewed the old autopsy,
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that may be the reason for the new change. >> the bruising on her body is totally not consistent with a simple fall from a boat into the ocean. >> reporter: earlier this year, investigators said they had found no new evidence of foul play. >> i think the problem with this case, you have such little information to work with. >> reporter: until this cold case is closed, one of hollywood's great mysteries will remain a heartache for a family. >> it is almost like having to relive the accident all over again. >> reporter: bazi kanani, abc news, new york. >> the mystery still goes on. coming up next, usher's tragedy and the accident involving a member of his family. >> and a big change in the kardashian family. it is all next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.
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♪skinny ♪ so skinny welcome back, you may have heard sad news over the weekend involving r & b superstar usher.
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his 11-year-old stepson with his former wife tamika was critically injured. they were out kind of on a lake in georgia, and the young boy, kyle was hit by a jet ski. apparently the injury was very, very severe. according to tmz as of right now, the little boy is actually brain dead at this point. and according to his mother he is bad, apparently, she was, talked to radaronline exclusively. and it is not looking good. usher apparently chartered the jet so the mom could get to the hospital quickly. she has been there ever since. usher got there last night. again, tmz saying he is brain dead. we don't have independent confirmation. all signs are this is not looking good. apparently the person on the jet ski, the little boy didn't know that person. there was no alcohol involved in the crash. sound like a freak, horrible accident. everybody is at the hospital, praying for this little boy to make a recovery here. usher had a rough couple months, one, the custody battle he is
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involved in with tamika, with over the kids, and the stalker shows up at his door, and now this tragedy with the boy's life on the line. we wanted to extend our prayers and thoughts to that little boy in what sounds like a pretty horrific injury. keep an eye on that throughout morning and next few dates. >> they say is bringing he and his ex a lot closer right now. >> you would hope so. also a trivial note coming out of the story, the kardashian clan. you will have to keep up with another one. >> more kardashians. >> more kardashians. >> kourtney finally had her little baby girl. her name is -- >> recently. early this morning, huh? >> like 3 seconds ago. penelope scotland diskin. >> you can call her lope. whatever. i'm sure she has fake eyelashes on. she weighed 7 pounds. 14 ounces. she was delivered all natural birth. she did have an epidural. >> what does all natural mean? >> all natural means that you push her out.
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>> the normal way. >> not caesarean. that doesn't mean it's drug free. >> you did it -- >> i think she she is the hottest of the kardashians. so -- >> kim. >> kourtney. >> wl come -- welcome to the newest kardashian. sure you will be enjoying your reality show. i love this story coming up here. there is a new book called out, i love this name, called "mick, the wild life, mad genius of jagger." and i think he makes an exaggeration. mick, at one point was obsessed over angelina jolie tried everything he could to get her. legendary ladies man. this video, she starred in years for one of his songs, that's when he kind of fell for her way back when. back in 1997. i think when she played a stripper in the video. he became obsessed. all kind of voice mail. she blew him off. the book says he was virtually
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sobbing to get her back and a desperate funk to get her. she never gave in to mick. apparently, he was truly obsessed. imagine the lips on their kids. obsessed. imagine the lips on their kids.
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♪ ♪ >> this is all about you, monday morning, watching wimbledon, all-england club. right. >> i watched the whole thing. it was great. >> you were there and flew back. >> just got in. kate and pippa wanted to hang out. long story. >> the wimbledon men's championships, though roger federer won again for the seventh time. his opponent is being considered a hero. >> andy murray, battled valiantly trying to become the first brit to win the men's title in more than 70 years. abc's jeffrey kaufmann has more. >> reporter: the brits have waited 76 agonizing years for this moment, a chance to finally reclaim the most coveted trophy in tennis from the very country that invented the game. there was scotsman, andy murray,
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on centre court, in the wimbledon fines against six time champion, roger federer of switzerland. all great britain seized with murray mania. an entire nation biting its nails with each serve, each rally, each point. the duchess of cambridge and her sister, pippa middleton, and the celebrities at courtside. after an impressive first set victory for murray, both players were outmaneuvered by the relentless british summer rain. forcing a pause in play as the new roof over the grass court was closed for the first time ever in a wimbledon's men's finals. >> game. >> reporter: then it was all federer, showing the steely focus that has made him the world's top tennis player, defeating murray in three straight sets. what followed wasn't rain drops, but tear drops. from murray's devastated girlfriend, family and fans, and the player himself.
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>> i am going to try this and it is not going to be easy. the support has been incredible, so thank you. [ applause ] >> reporter: murray didn't win this time, but he sure was the people's champ here. and he showed he can play one tenacious game of tennis. he is just 25. and, well, there is always next year. jeffrey kaufmann, abc news, london. >> amazing it's been that long. >> almost 80 years. >> 76 years. his little girls have stole the show. he has two twin daughters, myla rose, and that cheyenne reva, and that is his wife, a former tennis player, herself. i love he had a quote. he said as long as i wake up and she is next to me all its good. >> oh. it was good. murray played a great game. federer is just that good. that's the crazy part. >> seven. he won there seven times. >> tied sampras' record. there we are at the game doing our thing. >> terrible.
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